Reglin premium rubber strips and pads are an ideal solution for creating a flexible isolation layer between rigid construction materials.
Rigid construction joints cause increased stress and potential structural damage.
Many building materials used in the construction industry for framing, such as concrete, steel and timber are very unyielding. Rigid joints are created between these materials when inflexible fixings and fasteners such as bolts, screws or nails are used to connect to these surfaces.
Joint stress caused by movement of rigid materials
Rigid building materials will behave differently when exposed to structural loads and external forces like ground settling, and wind. They will also display varying expansion and contraction characteristics under different weather and
environmental conditions. These relative movements between rigid materials can create unwanted stress to joints, potentially causing damage to fixings in the joints or the materials and the structure itself.
High point loads when unplanned joints are created
Imperfections in the surfaces of rigid building materials can also create unplanned joints. Unplanned joints are created when two surfaces do not maintain an even surface contact over the designed area. This reduced contact area will potentially cause higher than designed point loads between the structural elements. It also exposes the joint and leaves it unsealed, allowing for exposure to unwanted environmental conditions such as moisture, heat or oxidisation, potentially causing damage to building materials and the structure itself.
Reglin rubber bearing pads and strips will isolate rigid building materials and create flexible construction joints.
Installing rubber bearing strips or pads between rigid structural building materials can convert a rigid construction joint into a sealed, flexible joint allowing for movement from loads and external forces.
Reglin rubber strips and pads are highly elastic and will perform as a flexible insulating layer between rigid building materials. This allows for controlled movement between the two different building materials when they are fastened together.
The compressibility of the rubber also assists in eliminating variations in surface finishes of rigid materials. Rubber will act as a bearing pad to increase contact area in the joint and ensure loads are evenly distributed over the entire design surface area. It will also create a seal between them preventing noise transmission and potential damage from environmental conditions such as moisture, humidity and heat.
Selecting the right type of rubber bearing pad or strip for your application is critical.
When selecting materials for construction, there are some important factors and criteria to take into consideration. They include durability, design life, sustainability, performance, health and safety, ease of installation, availability of the materials etc.
High flexibility and bearing strength
Reglin Premium rubber products are an ideal solution for use as bearing strips and pads due their high flexibility and bearing ability combined with excellent physical strength and elastic properties.
Reglin premium rubber products are extremely durable. Rubber compounds can display varying physical properties and resistances. It is critical when selecting a rubber product that these properties and resistances align with the requirements of your construction joints.
Reglin offers reliable rubber solutions for long lasting performance in construction applications. Please contact us for more information about the suitability of rubber compounds for your application.
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